- McGowan Government to provide $2.66 million to City of Wanneroo to improve football facilities at Olympic Kingsway Sports Club
- Funding will improve lighting and provide two artificial turf pitches for additional programming and participation, led by local stakeholders
- Part of $130 million package to upgrade sport facilities across Western Australia as part of WA Recovery Plan
The McGowan Government has committed $2.66 million to help construct a community football facility at the Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex at Madeley in the City of Wanneroo.
The State Government will partially fund the estimated $4 million project as part of its wider WA Recovery Plan to stimulate the economy and create jobs.
The project will allow the user clubs to cater for top tier community matches with improved lighting to accommodate night matches, and will include converting two pitches to artificial turf surfaces to provide increased programming time and participation.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"Facilities like Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex sit at the heart of their communities.
"These upgrades will give locals a further reason to get outdoors and engage with their communities, as well as give our young athletes the best chance at success.
"It will also create local jobs for Western Australians as the State recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic."
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"I'm pleased the State Government is able to assist the development of top-quality community football facilities at Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex.
"Projects such as this one have long-term benefits for their communities and I look forward to discussions with local representatives on the roll-out of the project.
"The Kingsway football facility is one of several projects being undertaken at the complex to help cater for the growth in participation in sport and recreation in coming years."
Comments attributed to Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk:
"I am delighted the McGowan Government listened to the needs of the soccer community for a first-class facility in the northern suburbs.
"The upgrade in lighting will enable more matches to be scheduled and an expansion in the competition including women's football."
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